"Viral Barrier" Provides Physical Distancing Shield

A U.S.-based company has launched a new line of mobile panels meant to provide shields for people. "ViralBarrier" from Precise Tooling Solutions is intended specifically for K-12 and higher education use.

"ViralBarrier" from Precise Tooling Solutions is intended specifically for K-12 and higher education use.

According to the company, the new product features:

  • Shatterproof clear quarter-inch-thick polycarbonate material that can be "easily sanitized";
  • Hooded swivel-casters with brakes;
  • Delivery fully assembled; and
  • An optional mid-level shelf for lightweight digital devices and instructional aids.

The shield is built on a steel truss with an aluminum frame. It's available in a vertical or horizonal orientation and with a choice of "hundreds of colors." The size of the shield is 78 inches by 42 inches.

Production time is estimated to be 18 to 20 days once a purchase order has been submitted.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.